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sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/26/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Just sending some best wishes for two brothers in surgery today.  'Oncas' and 'smc64' are both having da vinci RRP today.  I know they will come throught just fine.  Look forward to hearing from them soon.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/26/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Ditto.

Cheers to seeing them on the other side and looking forward to thier Zero Club membership yeah


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/26/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't wait to hear that our two brave brothers are safely on the other side, the recovery side.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/26/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
May you both have cancer free tomorrows and best wishes for a speedy recovery! Look forward to hearing from you both!!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 3/26/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Travel well,friends. I expect you both will do well. Let us know.
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7


smc64
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 3/28/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Sandstorn and others, 

Thanks to all for the well wishes!!!  I acctually had an open rrp by Dr Libertino at Lahey clinic Burlington Ma.  Glad to be home  I'm getting around good for day two.  So far, only problems catheter sucks, slight fever, roids, I  believe from supository the gave me to get me out the door caused that.  Oncas hope you are doing well.

Regards,

steve


Age 44, DX 12/08
Psa 2.6 free 11%
One of twelve cores pos. with 5% pc Gleason 6 3+3
RRP performed for 3/26/09


Jake T
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 3/28/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Best wishes and a speedy recovery
Jake

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/28/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
smc64,
congratulations my brother, you are now officially on the other side, the recovery side. yes, catheters suck, i still have fond memories of being on one for 63 days. i hope you feel better soon, and wish you only the best.

david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


divo
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 3/29/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
You guys are really something special. All of you........Di
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Hip replacement total success..pain gone!!
PSA .7 2/10/09


DJBearGuy
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 760
   Posted 3/29/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve,

It is great to hear you're doing well. May the rest be all downhill.

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)


Dirtmover
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 3/29/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
glad you made it through my brother,the cath will be gone before you know and it will get better ,honest ,stay here with us all and checkin if you can , were all proud for you.........................dirt

Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night
continence a non issue at 10weeks


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/29/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Sandstorm,
Great pickup. When this site wasn't so busy we used to circle the calandar but it's tough to pay notice to all who travel this road...Thanks, though for the post for our members...

Jim and Steve,
Welcome as we say to the other side. My very best to you guys while the healing continues. I hope and pray the disease is gone. I wish these things for all regardless of treatment modality.

Tony


Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 3/30/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations smc64 glad you made it to our side. Git some well deserved rest and let the healing begin.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 3/30/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Steve.  Let the healing begin - glad you are doing well.  First thing you know the catheter will be a distant memory.  Keep us posted.  David

Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 3/30/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck guys. See you on the rest of your journey

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's
 

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